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  • Weekly Things We've Found Amazeballs!

    Well hello friends, it’s been a long time since I’ve written. That’s because 2 things. I’ve been depressed, I don’t feel I have anything to share lately because I’m just a depressed bump on a log and 3, work has been killing me. (yes it’s no secret I also have a full-time job). SO I guess that’s actually 3 things.

    BUT I am getting better, out of the depression, I’ve actually lost 10lbs since I’ve decided to also get off my ASS and treat myself better…. so I’ve been doing Weight Watchers anddddd it’s been great. 10lbs in 2 weeks. Not bad, but the better part is that I finally HAVE MY ENERGY BACK. Thank the lord hallelujah! I will post about that later, but for NOW, here are 5 THINGS YOU NEED TO HAVE ON YOUR RADAR:

    hibt_podcast_tile_sq-8d9498b292dc7a759bf4b7fc776dfe0e4c09da68-s700-c85LISTEN: Listen, frankly, I cannot hear ONE MORE THING about Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump. This election has just become an utter shit show and my iPhone battery can’t HANDLE the alerts anymore… but what you CAN listen to is this AWESOME podcast I found thanks to my friend Kristen, on NPR, called How I Built This – Guy Raz has been interviewing some badass people doing badass things and how they got there. It’s a great quick 30 min podcast, so if you have time and you’re interested in that kind of stuff it’s great. Right now they’ve done Spanx, Instagram, Radio One, Cliff Bar and Vice. He always promotes writing in if you’ve got a movement or starting something awesome, hint hint, maybe we will be on NPR one day! ūüėČ

    WATCH:¬†HOW ABOUT NOTHING ON THE PRESIDENTIAL¬†CAMPAIGN?!?!?! lol No but for real, I actually came across this video called MAKE IT COUNT from vlogger Casey Neistat, and actually I FOUND IT FROM A PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN VIDEO hahaahah. This video is awesome, it’s just a great like pump you up, SHOOT for the stars, fulfill your bucket kind of video – so watch. WATCH NOW!

    slack_for_ios_uploadREAD: So this is awesome. Refinery29 in collaboration with Aerie and Lane Bryant started the #seethe67 campaign, all about getting society to start showing ALL women of ALL sizes in the media. This is near and dear to our hearts because while we are trying to get athletic apparel companies to become all-inclusive, and sell ALL sizes in their stores because we ARE ALL ATHLETES, we need society to change in general. I love what Aeries been doing with their no photoshop and just showing women and¬†their amazing natural beautiful faces and bodies, this movement is catching on and the more REAL we are in the media the more women won’t feel so ashamed and try to be something they’re not. AND on TOP of that, we will teach young girls that who they are, who they are becoming is AMAZING and they don’t have to conform to society norms and what social media tells them is “cool” to love themselves. LADIES WE HAVE TO BAND TOGETHER and make a difference and make a change.

    saint-arnold-pump-releaseSIP: ARE YOU READY for the best EFFING pumpkin beer you’ve EVER tasted?? And NO not because it’s got 10% abv but because it’s just legit awesome. Thats right, it’s FRIYAY, it’s time to hang up your work hat and run to the store and get yourself dinner, PUMKINATOR to be exact….. and by dinner I mean yes, beer. hahaha. This beer is a meal in and of itself. Have TWO and put your phone away because you’ll be drunk texting people you shouldn’t in an instant! YOU’RE WELCOME ūüôā

    unnamedSNACK:¬†¬†I know I’ve talked about this before but ladies, get out and make this damn cucumber salsa. Get yourself some sweet potato tortilla chips and call it a day. This salsa is AMAZEBALLS. So refreshing and awesome, I just can’t get enough of it. Funny story, I took it to my grandmothers house last weekend to get her to try it, and I MAYYYYY have left the jalepeno seeds and membrane in there when cutting it up, and let’s just say, it was SPICYYYYYY. Haha “Andrea, god damn, this is spicy, my mouth’s on FIRE, omg WHAT did you put in this!!!!!” Yes, she said that.

  • Weekly Things We Found Amazeballs

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    Fall is officially here and there is so much about fall that I think is amazeballs!!!!!  Check out my top 5!!!
    5. ¬†Trying new fitness classes……..I know most people wait until January to hit a new gym but once school starts again it’s game on for me and my gym partner. ¬†We love trying new things and it’s so much easier with out the kiddos in tow. ¬†So fat we have tried Surfset and Conbody, which were both amazeballs!!! ¬†Surfset is a surfboard resting on an uneven platform so it feels as if you are in the water (which was odd for me living outside NYC!) ¬†Holy hell that took a ton of balance and ab control to not fall on my face in front of everyone but it’s totally worth trying, if for nothing else a good laugh! ¬†Conbody is a gym here in the NYC that was started by a man who was overweight before he went to prison and using his own body weight got into shape, now he owns a gym, hires rehabilitated ex cons (how cool is that??) and whips people into shape. ¬†The gym is prison themed and uses body weight exercises in a prison cell, with a cell door and all!! ¬†Plus there is a mug shot wall so you can take your own mugshot before you leave…….so with the change of season I urge you to get out there and try something new!!!
    4. ¬†Fall FOOD!!!!! ¬†Who doesn’t love food? ¬†Fall foods have to be my favorites…..and not just the copious amounts of pumpkin everything but I’m talking fresh picked apples, squash soups, pumpkin seeds……..and of course ALL THE PUMPKIN!!!! ¬†I am totally a basic bitch…..as I write this I am wearing yoga pants, sitting on my yoga mat drinking my pumpkin latte! ¬†But seriously I LOVE going and picking apples with friends and family (makes a really fun girls day out especially if you finish with wine tasting)
    3. ¬† Running…….there is nothing like fall running, the weather has FINALLY cooled down so we don’t feel like we are dying but it’s not cold yet and there are a ton of great events. ¬†This weekend I have 2 half marathons and NYC is right around the corner…..if you are not a runner I recommend that you get out there and enjoy the cooler days, even if its going for a walk. ¬†Plus soon the leaves will start changing and that is a beautiful site! ¬†Get a friend and get outside ASAP, cause if you live in the northern part of the country the snow is coming, I’m sorry to break that to you but it is………
    2. ¬†Moto style leggings!!!! ¬†Have you all noticed that cool leggings this season? ¬†Everyone from Lole to Athleta is carrying leggings with leather, zippers, quilting…..I am in love! ¬†What better way to dress up and still be comfy that stylish workout pants! ¬†My current favorite are the Magical Pants from LOLE……super comfy and cute with ankle boots. ¬†You can totally rock these pants day to night.
    1. ¬†Decorating for Halloween!!!! ¬†I LOVE halloween!!!!!!! ¬†I am so pumped to start this weekend…….every time I go into a store I feel like I leave with something to add to my house…….I love love love it! ¬†And costumes, oh my…..every chance I get I try them on. ¬†Not sure what draws me to them but its so fun to get out there and dress up LOL (maybe I forget that I’m an adult or maybe I want to escape adulting for a few LOL)
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  • WEEKLY THINGS WE FOUND AMAZEBALLS!!

    This weeks Amazeballs post brought to you by: @elia_inspired_life

    So in the spirit of providing some type of meaningful contribution to things that are Amazeballs (I’m so excited that someone other than me uses this word) Here are my top 5 favorite things of the week!

    Number 5: Being that the kids back in school (here in the UK they’ve only been in school less than month) buying schools supplies means that I get to buy myself a brand new notebook and pen or pencil to jot down all my successes and not so successes. This means that in a few months I’ll have a snapshot of where I started in the fall and more importantly, some type of measurable progress for my motivation! YAY me!!

    Number 4: Whilst PSLs a ranking at mostly everyone’s numero uno, this doesn’t quite do it for me, but I would be lying through my straw if I didn’t say that sometimes I partake in the PSL rave and enjoy it (tall, soy, iced, half pumps on the syrup, very little whip).

    Number 3: Sticking with the B2S theme, this is a great time to buy new running shoes! Since you’re shopping for the kids, why not get yourself a little something too?! Nothing gets me more motivated than brand new trainers, just asking to be taken out for run on the trails!

    Number 2: My recent discovery of Flaxseed Milk (by Good Karma, i’m not paid to say that). Where has this been all my life!?!?! Seriously! I throw a little of this with my fruit and and protein powder and OMGOODNESS! Smoothie heaven! Seriously, check it out…it’s amazeballs!

    AND THE NUMBER FAVORITE THING THIS WEEK……drumroll please…..

    My Spotify account upgrade!!! I have seriously refreshed my workout play list for a very cheap-o price (14.99 american, for the whole fam to have their accounts). This has really renewed my motivation for working out since our days are getting shorter and colder now.

    Well, there you have it folks! My favorite things this week! Hope you’ve enjoyed reading this as much as i have loved sharing it! Sending y’all peace, love, and motivation for your workout today!

    Cheers!

     

  • WEEKLY THINGS WE FOUND AMAZEBALLS

    Welcome BACK to WEEKLY THINGS WE FOUND AMAZEBALLS a new series on the T2T blog designed to inform, inspire, entertain and engage. Each week we’ll be sharing a list of our favorite finds from around the Internet that we think you’ll enjoy too, which means yeah, it’s the perfect way to get your weekend started! So BOOM, hope you enjoy, and as always, keep on being amazeballs!

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    LISTEN

    The Band Perry – Live Forever¬†| I don’t know about you guys, but I’ve been staying up late every night watching a very popular athletic sporting event. This is the song of our national team. Love this group, and love this song!

    WATCH

    Trump Tower Climb | Did you see this? This man attempted to climb Trump Tower with SUCTION CUPS!!!! This is insane. Take a look if you missed the news coverage.

    READ

    Sexism at the “Games”¬†| Have you noticed the hypocrisy of the coverage at the “Games”? As a generation of empowered women we want to point these out and be part of the change. #GirlPower

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    Flavored Waters | Water can be so BORING. Here are 10 different recipes to spice up your plain old water and keep yourself hydrated this summer.

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    Fresh Fruit | This one is SO simple. It is summer. Run to your nearest Farmer’s Market, grocery store, or farm stand and buy some fresh fruit. There is nothing better than fresh, cold, cut up fruit to cure a sweet tooth. I’m obsessed with pineapple.

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    Kindle App | This app is amazing, and you don’t even have to buy books off Amazon! Head out to your local library and sign up for a library card. Most libraries now come with e-books as well as the “old school” paper books. How easy is that? You don’t even have to leave your house to rent a library book.

  • WEEKLY THINGS WE FOUND AMAZEBALLS

    Welcome BACK to¬†WEEKLY THINGS WE FOUND AMAZEBALLS¬†a new series on the T2T blog designed to inform, inspire, entertain and engage. Each week we’ll be sharing a list of our favorite finds from around the Internet that we think you’ll enjoy too, which means¬†yeah, it’s the perfect way to get your weekend started! So BOOM, hope you enjoy, and as always, keep on being amazeballs!

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    LISTEN

    Just Like Fire РPink | Pink is fabulous and her song for Alice Through the Looking Glass movie is even better. #teampink all the way!

    WATCH

    Car Karaoke¬†| Adorable video of the Swim Team that will compete in an event that happens every four years. This is fun and might just be better than the “Call Me Maybe” video from 4 years ago.

    READ

    Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll |¬†I was inspired by a FB friend who has read only titles with “girl” in the title. This book was an excellent summer read.¬†

    SIP

    Sunset Mimosa¬†|¬†Can you say yum? I’d probably swap grenadine for the raspberry syrup, but I could drink this for breakfast everyday. Simple and yummy, two of my favorite things!

    SNACK

    Protein Packed Snacks  | These are a group of amazing recipes of protein packed snacks you can take with you on-the-go. Keep them in your fridge and load up before you head out for a guilt-free snack that will keep you on track. My favorite is the protein balls.

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    Emoji Blitz¬†| Okay so I’m a total Disney girl and I love this app. Once you download it, you get access to Disney emojis. As you play the game you unlock more emojis. It is just like Candy Crush with an added bonus. If you love Disney as much as I do, give it a try!
  • WEEKLY THINGS WE FOUND AMAZEBALLS!

    Welcome BACK to¬†WEEKLY THINGS WE FOUND AMAZEBALLS¬†a new series on the T2T blog designed to inform, inspire, entertain and engage. Each week we’ll be sharing a list of our favorite finds from around the Internet that we think you’ll enjoy too, which means¬†yeah, it’s the perfect way to get your weekend started! So BOOM, hope you enjoy, and as always, keep on being amazeballs!

     

    LISTEN

    Cold Water- Major Lazer & Justin Bieber |¬†I have no shame in admitting I’m a total Belieber! Justin has outdone himself again with this sure to be summer hit, with a great upbeat tempo for workouts!

    WATCH

    Drop the Mic w/ Cara Delevingne & Dave Franco|I don’t know about you but I find myself watching one James Corden video and then all of a sudden it’s 2 hours later and I’ve watched 20! This is one of my favorites of his from his show right now with two of my favorite actors.

    READ

    The Lipstick Gospel by Stephanie May Wilson | Being in college this book is one I easily related to. It’s not only great for college students it’s great for all women with an inspiring and empowering message.¬†

    SIP

    Citrus Strawberry Mocktail¬†| If this summer has been one thing, it’s been HOT. Nothing is better than a nice, cold, refreshing drink on a scorching day, and this is the drink for you!

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    Frozen Fruit¬†|¬†This may be the simplest snack but there are so many benefits of frozen fruit. 1. It’s simple, just but a pack of blueberries from the grocery store and pop them in the freezer. 2. You don’t even feel like you’re eating healthy! It tastes like you’re eating little hard candies or mini popsicles.

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    Find My Friends¬†| Okay so all you iPhone users actually have this app on your phone already and most of you didn’t even know it. Find My Friends is an apple devices app that you can link up to your friends with and see where they are in the world. I especially like this app for school so I can see who of my friends are in the library, at the gym, or in the dining hall!¬†¬†
  • WEEKLY THINGS WE FOUND AMAZEBALLS

    Welcome BACK to¬†WEEKLY THINGS WE FOUND AMAZEBALLS¬†a new series on the T2T blog designed to inform, inspire, entertain and engage. Each week we’ll be sharing a list of our favorite finds from around the Internet that we think you’ll enjoy too, which means¬†yeah, it’s the perfect way to get your weekend started! So BOOM, hope you enjoy, and as always, keep on being amazeballs!

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    LISTEN

    Summer Vibes on Amazon Radio¬†|¬†I’m totally bummed that summer is almost half way over. Put this playlist on and enjoy the rest of summer with this awesome mix of summer songs.

    WATCH

    FLOTUS РCarpool Karaoke | Get Your Freak on! This video is SO fun. Politics aside, we love Michelle Obama she is the epitome of #GirlPower and healthy living. If you want to smile, watch this one today!

    READ

    The Secret Life of Walter Mitty by James Thurber |¬†We’ve all seen this movie, who doesn’t love Ben Stiller? Read the short story that inspired the movie. A man with an imagination is a super fun read.¬†

    SIP

    Birthday Cake Protein Smoothie|¬†In honor of Andrea’s upcoming birthday we are sharing this amazing cake smoothie recipe. Who doesn’t love cake? Healthy cake, even better! Guilt free birthday breakfast, yes please!

    SNACK

    Protein Balls|¬†It’s hot here in the East. Protein balls are easy to make, easy to carry, and aren’t too heavy for this summer heat. Here are 24 recipes to appeal to even the pickiest eater (I’m looking at you Andrea). Try them, you won’t be sorry!

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    Heads Up! | This game is from Ellen DeGeneres. This game appeals to both kids and adults. Download it and start the fun. The best part is it records you so you can watch the chaos again. This is one of our go-to party games. 
  • WEEKLY THINGS WE FOUND AMAZEBALLS

    Welcome BACK to¬†WEEKLY THINGS WE FOUND AMAZEBALLS¬†a new series on the T2T blog designed to inform, inspire, entertain and engage. Each week we’ll be sharing a list of our favorite finds from around the Internet that we think you’ll enjoy too, which means¬†yeah, it’s the perfect way to get your weekend started! So BOOM, hope you enjoy, and as always, keep on being amazeballs!

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    LISTEN

    Cheap Thrills – Sia|¬†This song is SO fun. It’s a great tune to roll down the windows and sing your heart out.

    WATCH

    Reese Witherspoon – Bend and Snap¬†| Damn does she look good 15 years later. She’s adorable and we all know the Bend and Snap Scene from Legally Blonde. #GirlPower

    READ

    After You by Jojo Moyes | This is the sequel to Me Before You. I’ll save the details for those of you who have not read the first book, but this is an awesome read. My only complaint is it left me wanting book number 3!¬†

    SIP

    Watermelon Margarita Seltzer by Polar¬†|¬†We went to Massachusetts for the July 4th holiday and on the way we passed the Polar plant. They had a huge sign (marketing genius) advertising this new flavor. We ran to Wegman’s to find it, and man ¬†I am in love. Hurry and get it before the summer flavors are gone.

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    Paleo Blueberry Cobbler| These are delicious! I love blueberries plain, but in a dessert they are even better. A great way to use those yummy summer blueberries. This would make a perfect dessert for a BBQ, or just a healthy dessert for the family.

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    The Game of Life|¬†The kids and I are obsessed with this game. We play it on road trips and while camping. Bring back your childhood with the easy to use and fun app. Who else gets mad when they don’t have kids?! haha
  • Weekly Things We Found AMAZEBALLS

    Welcome BACK to¬†WEEKLY THINGS WE FOUND AMAZEBALLS¬†a new series on the T2T blog designed to inform, inspire, entertain and engage. Each week we’ll be sharing a list of our favorite finds from around the Internet that we think you’ll enjoy too, which means¬†yeah, it’s the perfect way to get your weekend started! So BOOM, hope you enjoy, and as always, keep on being amazeballs!

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    LISTEN

    H.O.L.Y. – Florida Georgia Line| So the Dick’s Sporting Goods Open is Today in my small hometown and they have a concert with the Gold Tournament. This year the performer is Florida Georgia Line so in anticipation of the concert I listened to a bunch of their music and I am obsessed with this new one of theirs!

    WATCH

    Water Bottle Flipping | This is an insane new craze that everyone started doing. It all started with this video of a kid at a talent show where his talent was flipping a water bottle and having it land standing up straight, the crowd went insane. It’s hard not to laugh at.

    READ

    The Choice by Nicholas Sparks¬†| So this Nicholas Sparks masterpiece just got made into a major motion picture but let me tell you, the book is a million times better. I read it in only 2 days which is saying something for someone who doesn’t always enjoy reading, like myself.¬†

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    Simply Lemonade Blueberry Lemonade¬†| This is my new favorite drink. And plus it isn’t alcoholic for all you underage readers like myself. It’s not like your typical raspberry or strawberry lemonade and it’s super refreshing for a hot day by the pool.

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    Parfait Bar¬†| I think this is such a cute idea for a summer BBQ or party. It’s also heathy which is always a plus! Just grab a few flavors of yogurt and a ton of mixing goodies like granola and fresh fruit and you’re golden.

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    Pokemon Go!| Pokemon just came out with their latest genius idea. This app lets you go all over town searching for Pokemon on your phone. I personally haven’t played it yet but people say it’s addicting, and I’m not talking about for 10 year olds. My 19 year old friends are OBSESSED with it!
  • Weekly Things We Found Amazeballs

    Welcome BACK to¬†WEEKLY THINGS WE FOUND AMAZEBALLS¬†a new series on the T2T blog designed to inform, inspire, entertain and engage. Each week we’ll be sharing a list of our favorite finds from around the Internet that we think you’ll enjoy too, which means¬†yeah, it’s the perfect way to get your weekend started! So BOOM, hope you enjoy, and as always, keep on being amazeballs!

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    LISTEN

    Flume – Never Be Like You |¬†This new single by Flume has been my jam lately! While’s having a sick beat it also had a great message, we are all only human, we mess up sometimes, and it’s okay!

    WATCH

    Chewbacca Lady | I dare you to watch this video without dying at this lady’s laugh – it’s so contagious! If you need a boost for your day watch how happy this lady is about her Chewbacca mask!

    READ

    Water For Elephants by Sara Gruen¬†| This book was made into a movie in 2011 but I just recently read it to get my mind off the stress of finals. This book has it all, mystery, drama, romance, and even a little erotica, but don’t worry it’s no 50 Shades, but it is most certainly a great read.¬†

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    Champagne Punch for Two | Who doesn’t love a fruity twist to classic champagne, I mean no pain, no champagne, am I right?¬†

    SNACK

    The Thin Trend¬†| I don’t know about you but lately I’ve been noticing the “thins” trend; thin Oreos, Wheat Thins, granola bar thins, and frankly I think it’s pretty smart. You feel like you’re full because you ate your usual number or crackers, cookies, etc. but they’re much less calories than their thicker versions!¬†

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    VSCO |¬†This is the new Instagram, trust me. VSCO is really hitting the college scene right but it’s going to take off soon. In my opinion, it’s much less judgmental than Insta because people aren’t so worried about likes, since there are none! It’s more about showing awesome photography to an awesome community.¬†